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Find Any File

Date: 10th May 2024

Duration: 27:07

Show ref: SCOM1359

Find Any File lets you search for files on your disk in ways that Spotlight can’t. It uses the system driver’s fast search operations and lets you search for file properties and inside bundles and packages that are normally hidden. You can think of it as a way to augment Spotlight when searching for files on your system.

In this episode, Allison goes deep on Find Any File and reveals its power with several useful examples.

Tip - Soulver Mini

Date: 7th May 2024

Duration: 10:24

Show ref: SCOM1358

Soulver is a feature-rich calculator app that allows you to do simple and complex calculations on many objects. Simple arithmetic, percentages, unit and currency conversions, date calculations, and much more. With Soulver Mini, this functionality is brought front and centre via a Spotlight-style panel, which is activated by a menu bar icon or global keystroke.

In this screencast, Don does a quick review of Soulver basics before introducing its little brother, and demonstrating its capabilities. If you have a Setapp subscription, you have access to all versions of Soulver.

Keynote on Mac

Date: 3rd May 2024

Duration: 30:42

Show ref: SCOM1357

Keynote like many of the stock Apple applications just keeps getting better over time.  With a significant amount of new features launching since our last video, we thought it was time to take a fresh look at the Mac version.  Join Darcy as he walks you through the basics of creating a presentation in Keynote, as well as some recently added enhancements to the app.

Tip - Using FaceTime

Date: 30th April 2024

Duration: 11:54

Show ref: SCOM1356

FaceTime has had a number of incremental updates over the years, with new features being added that can easily slip under the radar. In this video, Lee walks you through how to send FaceTime links to non-Apple users, leave video voicemails, and pep up your calls with Reactions.

Shortcuts Gallery

Date: 26th April 2024

Duration: 33:18

Show ref: SCOM1355

If you are looking to get into automating actions on your Apple device, Shortcuts is a wonderful Apple utility. However, many people are deterred by the learning curve that comes with it. That doesn't have to be the case though: the Shortcuts Gallery has a large number of ready-made shortcuts for you to download and use right away.

In this video, Lee briefly runs through the components of a shortcut before entering the Gallery and showing you how to search, download and run some useful, real-world examples. You experience shortcuts that can adjust the volume to specific levels on your Mac, send emails to yourself, organise your app windows, and more.

If you are unsure about Shortcuts and want to know more without being overwhelmed with configuring them, this is the video for you.

Tip - Passkeys Explained

Date: 23rd April 2024

Duration: 09:49

Show ref: SCOM1354

Many websites and services are now offering passkeys instead of the more traditional username and password combination as a way to authenticate and log in to their site. Passkeys offer many benefits including higher security and faster login. The best thing is you don't have to remember anything. Passkeys are unique and stored on your local device for instant login and authentication.

In this episode, Don explains what passkeys are, and follows up with a demonstration using 1Password as a passkey manager. You also learn how Apple has integrated passkeys when you log in to your Apple ID on recent iOS and macOS versions.

Calendar on Mac

Date: 19th April 2024

Duration: 40:26

Show ref: SCOM1353

Continuing our focus on the apps we get as part of our operating systems, this week we are looking at Calendar on the Mac. There is no shortage of third-party calendar applications to tempt us, and it's true that many of them are compelling and offer unique power user features along with beautiful, modern interfaces. However if you need an application that is reliable, connects with a large number of calendar providers, and interacts with other built-in applications like Mail and Contacts, then you need only look at Apple's Calendar app.

In this video, you learn about all of the main features with Lee as your guide, from the basics of event entry and management, all the way to configuring time-to-leave alerts as well as printing full-size planners.

Tip - Reflector 4

Date: 16th April 2024

Duration: 08:08

Show ref: SCOM1352

There are lots of options for mirroring your iOS devices to your Mac, but few let you connect wirelessly. Reflector not only gives you quality screen mirroring without a cable, but it also lets you mirror multiple devices at once. In this episode, Mike shows you how to set up and use Reflector 4.

Craft Updates

Date: 12th April 2024

Duration: 28:12

Show ref: SCOM1351

Craft is a fantastic tool for writing and organising information in a variety of ways. It is an app that gets frequent updates so it can be challenging to keep up with all that is new and improved. In this week's tutorial, Don takes you through most of the updates released in the last 12 months, that make Craft even more attractive than before.

Tip - Using Siri and Shortcuts with Notes

Date: 9th April 2024

Duration: 08:15

Show ref: SCOM1350

This short video complements shows 1341 and 1343, Lee's deep dive into Apple Notes. There are a few commands you can use with Siri to create, find, and read your notes, and Lee shows you how this is done here. There is also one feature that has been unavailable since iOS 16 and that's the ability to append to a note. There is a simple workaround using Shortcuts however, and you learn about it in this video.

Drafts Updates 2024

Date: 5th April 2024

Duration: 25:38

Show ref: SCOM1349

It's been a while since we've taken a close look at Drafts, the phenomenal note-taking and quick capture app from Greg Pierce.  In this episode, Mike shows us what's new and shares some of his favorite new features, on both iPhone and Mac.  These include support for widgets on both the iOS Home and Lock screens, a varied collection of Shortcuts actions, the ability to post directly to Mastodon, sending text to Drafts using a special email, and much more.

Tip - Simple Scan

Date: 2nd April 2024

Duration: 13:21

Show ref: SCOM1348

The developer of Drafts has released an application that solves one of Lee's challenges: scanning on the go. Whilst there is no shortage of scanning apps in the App Store, they tend to be either too expensive, or strewn with ads making it difficult to just pick up your phone, scan, and move on. Simple Scan is different because it's inexpensive and allows you to lightly configure it make sure you can quickly scan documents and carry on with your day. Lee walks you through the current feature set in this video.

Tiny Mac Tips 2024

Date: 29th March 2024

Duration: 25:10

Show ref: SCOM1347

If you're new to the Mac or even a seasoned user, it's always helpful to learn more ways to become a master of macOS. In this third series of Tiny Mac Tips, Allison gives playful and interesting examples to teach you how to add shortcuts to menu items that don't have them, how to get that elusive "Save As…" option back, close all windows with a single click, and a lot more. You're sure to learn new tips, and even remember ones you'd forgotten about!

Tip - iOS Update

Date: 26th March 2024

Duration: 13:16

Show ref: SCOM1346

iOS

Since show 1318, which covered the new features in iOS 17.2, we have had two more 'dot' releases as they are called. In this video, Lee looks at Stolen Device Protection and Collaborative Playlists which came with iOS 17.3. He also introduces you to some of the new features in iOS 17.4, namely a brief overview of the changes required in the EU to adhere to the Digital Markets Act (DMA), updates to the Podcasts app and (of course) more emoji!

Superlist

Date: 22nd March 2024

Duration: 34:13

Show ref: SCOM1345

Those of you who liked Wunderlist back in the day are going to be happy, because the developer is back with a lovely application called Superlist. As you would expect, there is a lot of attention to detail and one of the features that elevates Superlist above competitors is its flexibility. Whilst there is a Pro tier available, everything you see in this video is free; Superlist provides one of the most generous free tiers out there. After setting up an account, Lee shows you how to create and customise lists, create tasks, share and collaborate with others, and much more.

Tip - Clear Lists

Date: 19th March 2024

Duration: 08:02

Show ref: SCOM1344

After a multi-year hiatus, Clear Lists is back with a surprising new update to version 2.  It is now completely free to use, and in this short video, Mike walks you through one of his all-time favorite iOS apps.  You learn what's new, including sharing lists via screenshots, and discover the flexible interactive widgets.

Deep Dive on Apple Notes - Pt 2

Date: 15th March 2024

Duration: 41:23

Show ref: SCOM1343

In episode 1341, Lee released the first part of his deep dive into Apple Notes, covering how to create notes, format them, create links and work with attachments.  In this second instalment, he focuses on organising your notes using folders, tags and Smart Folders. Lee also covers collaborating with others and exporting your notes for use with other applications.

Tip - Arc Search for iOS

Date: 12th March 2024

Duration: 10:33

Show ref: SCOM1342

Arc Search for iOS is the latest app from The Browser Company, the developers behind Arc. Arc Search has been developed as a new way of searching the Internet from your mobile device, including the innovative "Browse for Me" feature. Join Don as he explores this fresh take on finding information on the web.

Deep Dive on Apple Notes - Pt 1

Date: 8th March 2024

Duration: 37:56

Show ref: SCOM1341

Some of the stock applications on our Apple devices can be overlooked when the latest, greatest third-party application releases a new update, or a trendy new app gets launched. Apple's own Notes app is an example of one such application that deserves to be covered more, as it's a solid option for a large majority of users who need a place to store short notes, long-form text, attachments, and more.

In this first video in a two-part series, Lee shows you how to add different accounts to your Notes application, create and format notes and work with attachments. You also learn how to create links between your notes.

Tip - All About Find My

Date: 5th March 2024

Duration: 12:13

Show ref: SCOM1340

Keeping track of your Apple devices, AirTag items, and even loved ones, is easy with Apple's Find My app. Regardless of the platform you are using, you can keep track of your devices whereabouts, notify friends and family when you are leaving or arriving at a location, mark devices as lost if you fear they won't be returned and much more. In this video, Lee gives you a tour of Find My and its features.